21 days in France Itinerary

21 days in France Itinerary

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Sarlat-la-Caneda
— 2 nights
2
Paris
— 3 nights
3
Rocamadour
— 1 night
4
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc
— 3 nights
5
Castellane
— 2 nights
6
Annecy
— 1 night
7
Chamonix
— 2 nights
8
Bonifacio, Corsica
— 2 nights
9
Calvi, Corsica
— 3 nights

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Sarlat-la-Caneda

Sarlat-la-Caneda
Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
On the 11th (Tue), Head underground at Grotte de Bernifal, Head underground at Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac, then paddle through the water with Canoe Detente, then take a memorable tour with Montgolfiere et Chateaux, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Castelnaud. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Vieux Sarlat, pause for some photo ops at Statues des Trois Oies, get outside with Canoe Dordogne, then walk around Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, and finally relax in the rural setting at Les Noyeraies du Landers.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Sarlat-la-Caneda trip planner.

Bengaluru, India to Sarlat-la-Caneda is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Bengaluru to Sarlat-la-Caneda is minus 4.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Bengaluru in August since evenings lows in Sarlat-la-Caneda dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Montgolfiere et Chateaux, Canoe Dordogne, Canoe Detente, Chateau de Castelnaud, Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac
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Vieux Sarlat
Vieux Sarlat
Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac ©
Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac
Grotte de Bernifal ©
Grotte de Bernifal

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Paris

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Step off the beaten path and head to Latin Quarter and Musee National des Arts Asiatiques - Guimet. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, admire the masterpieces at Petit Palais, make a trip to Eiffel Tower, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Tuileries.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Paris day trip planning site.

Fly from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in August: highs in Paris hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rocamadour.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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Rocamadour

Rocamadour ©
Rocamadour is only accessible by one road leading into the port town built on the face of a cliff with a large number of buildings cantilevered over the edge.
On the 16th (Sun), head outdoors with Saint-Cere Equitation, stroll through Gouffre de Padirac, explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte des Carbonnieres, then Head underground at Grottes de Lacave, then identify plant and animal life at Rocher des Aigles, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at La Foret des Singes.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rocamadour trip itinerary site.

Getting from Paris to Rocamadour by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc.

Things to do in Rocamadour

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Lacave, Gouffre de Padirac, Saint-Cere Equitation
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Grottes de Lacave ©
Grottes de Lacave
La Foret des Singes ©
La Foret des Singes
Rocher des Aigles ©
Rocher des Aigles

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Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

Vallon-Pont-d'Arc ©
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc is a commune in the Ardèche department in southern France.Vallon-Pont-d'Arc is a capital of prehistoric and cultural tourism. Step out of the city life by going to Caverne du Pont-d'Arc and Grotte de la Salamandre. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gorges de l'Ardeche and Base Canyon de la Besorgues. Explore Vallon-Pont-d'Arc's surroundings by going to Bois de Paiolive (in Les Vans), Grotte de la Cocalière (in Courry) and GEO Ardeche Canyon (in Aubenas). The adventure continues: get interesting insight from Tours, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the striking landscape at Le Pont d'Arc, and explore the fascinating underground world of Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Vallon-Pont-d'Arc online attractions planner.

Drive from Rocamadour to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc when traveling from Rocamadour in August, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Castellane.

Things to do in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bois de Paiolive, Grotte de la Salamandre, Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac, Grotte de la Cocalière, GEO Ardeche Canyon
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Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac ©
Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac
Grotte de la Salamandre ©
Grotte de la Salamandre
Caverne du Pont-d'Arc ©
Caverne du Pont-d'Arc

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Castellane

Castellane ©
Castellane is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France. On the 20th (Thu), get outside with Route des Cretes La Palud, then take in breathtaking views at Les Gorges du Verdon, then head outdoors with Verdon Escalade, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee de la Moto d'Entrevaux. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then push the limits with an extreme tour.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Castellane trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Vallon-Pont-d'Arc to Castellane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Castellane can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Annecy.

Things to do in Castellane

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

La Palud sur Verdon, Les Gorges du Verdon, Musee de la Moto d'Entrevaux
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Les Gorges du Verdon ©
Les Gorges du Verdon
River Rafting & Tubing
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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Annecy

Annecy ©
The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Semnoz, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Annecy, then take in breathtaking views at Les Gorges du Fier, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally don't miss a visit to La Vieille Ville.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Annecy trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Castellane to Annecy takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In August, Annecy is slightly colder than Castellane - with highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Chamonix.

Things to do in Annecy

Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Les Gorges du Fier
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Semnoz ©
Semnoz
Les Gorges du Fier ©
Les Gorges du Fier
Parasailing & Paragliding

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Chamonix

"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take the plunge with A2L-Parapente, head outdoors with Les Gorges de la Diosaz, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally try out the rides at Domaine des Planards. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vallee Blanche, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glacier des Bossons, then fly down the slopes at Aiguille du Midi, then get outside with Brevent Cable Car, and finally explore the activities along Lac Blanc.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Chamonix holiday planner.

You can drive from Annecy to Chamonix in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Chamonix

Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

A2L-Parapente
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Vallee Blanche ©
Vallee Blanche
Brevent Cable Car ©
Brevent Cable Car

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Bonifacio, Corsica

Bonifacio ©
At the southernmost tip of the island of Corsica, Bonifacio is a city with chalk-white limestone outcrops sculpted into unusual shapes by the ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Bonifacio, don't miss a visit to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon (King Aragon Steps), then steep yourself in history at Bonifacio Citadel, then kick back and relax at Plage du Petit Sperone, and finally step off the mainland to explore Iles Lavezzi. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Plage du Grand Sperone, get outside with Le Club de Voile de Bonifacio, see Off-Road Tours, then kick back and relax at Plage de San Giovanni, and finally kick back and relax at Plage De Roccapina.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bonifacio trip builder app.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Chamonix to Bonifacio takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Calvi.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Plage de San Giovanni, Plage De Roccapina
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Grottes de Bonifacio ©
Grottes de Bonifacio
Plage du Petit Sperone ©
Plage du Petit Sperone
Off-Road Tours

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Calvi, Corsica

Calvi is a commune in the Haute-Corse department of France on the island of Corsica.It is the seat of the Canton of Calvi, which contains Calvi and one other commune, Lumio. On the 27th (Thu), head outdoors with Arinella and Algaio Beach, kick back and relax at Plage Ile Rousse, get outside with Epir, then explore the striking landscape at Punta Spano, then head outdoors with Plage de Calvi, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Blaise, get outside with Cirque de Bonifatu, delve into the lush surroundings at La Foret de Bonifato, look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Reserve of Scandola, then take in the waterfront activity at Galeria Marina, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Galeria.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Calvi travel route planner.

Drive from Bonifacio to Calvi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Bonifacio in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 22°C in Calvi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Calvi

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Calenzana, Ile Rousse, Galeria, Nature Reserve of Scandola
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature Reserve of Scandola ©
Nature Reserve of Scandola
Galeria Marina ©
Galeria Marina

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